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The sixth grade Social Studies curriculum is designed to encourage and enable students to understand the world in which we live through the study of history and the cultures of the ancient world. The curriculum emphasizes government, law, economics, science, technology and the arts. The integration of student projects and primary sources help to enhance student learning experiences.

The seventh grade course is an introduction to the geography, history and culture of places in Africa and Asia. Through a mix of independent and collaborative school work, students will develop skills used in writing, research, primary and secondary source analysis, map work, etc.

In eighth grade social studies, we cover the American History I curriculum, ranging from the Native Americans in pre-Columbian history through the end of Reconstruction in 1877. The major themes of the class include the development of the American idea of what constitutes good government, the proper role of governmental power in Americans' lives, and the events in American history and present day that shape and challenge those concepts.